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Tuesday News 10/29/19

Tuesday News 10/29/19

Pre-K and Grade 4 Prayer Partners celebrated Halloween together by making masks! The Prayer Partner program is one of our favorite traditions and activities. The older students love to be mentors and role models for our younger students; the younger ones, meanwhile, love the attention and getting to know the big kids in school. It's also a wonderful way to encourage prayer for one another.

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Kiss Request

Sister Margaret Ann is requesting donations of Hershey Kisses--any color or flavor--for a secret Advent project. Please send in any extra bags you might have!

Substitute Teachers Wanted

If you or anyone you know would be interested in substitute teaching at Mother Seton School, please contact Ms. Kilty at or 301.447.3161. Thank you!


Persons with temps 100° or greater may not enter the school building

The wellness form to be completed daily comes from the Archdiocese of Baltimore. The AOB threshold is 100.4, HOWEVER, Mother Seton School's threshold is 100. If your student has a temp of 100 or higher, please answer YES to that question and do not send them to school. Thank you!

Fairfield Area Students - Free Lunch

Fairfield Area School District has received a federal grant to provide lunches for all students who reside within Fairfield School District. This is regardless of what school the students attend and economic status. From Monday through Thursday, 11:30-1:00pm, parents may come to the Middle School entrance where cafeteria staff will be. The middle school entrance is on the other side of the building opposite of Fairfield Road. No need to sign anything or provide a name, just the number of lunches needed!

Cafeteria Update

Beginning October 1, students may now purchase a full lunch, entrée only, or entrée with drink. Please see the Cafeteria page for pricing.


Band Registration Opens This Week

Ms. Gries, the band instructor, will visit each grade 4-8 classroom, show an introductory video, and provide information on how to join the band. If your child is interested but finances are a hardship, please contact me.

Performance Series Assessments continue this week

The PSA replaces the IOWA basic standardized test. This fall, the test begins on Wed, Sep 23. Please visit the testing page for a list of which grades test on which date. As it's computer-based, you may opt to have the child complete the test from home. Please let your teacher know if this is your choice so they may give you the appropriate login information. *No new instruction will be given on test days. Students opting to remain home to test are only expected to complete the test. It is a series of 3 untimed tests (2 for Gr 1) which should take approximately 1 hour to complete. Breaks will be given in between testing.*

Please complete the AOB Income Survey!

The AOB will be using a google form survey to collect family income data for the 20-21 school year.
EACH FAMILY MUST COMPLETE THE SURVEY regardless of whether you believe you qualify for free or reduced fee lunch or not. Collecting family income data is also a requirement of MSDE and we must do so annually.
Visit to take the survey. The survey takes approximate 2-4 minutes and must be completed by October 15, 2020.


HSA Corner

Our next HSA Meeting is Tuesday, Nov 5 at 6:30 PM. We NEED more active parents! Please join us and become involved in planning for our school year. 

Thank you to Devynn Grubby, the HSA, and our fabulous volunteers for such a great Fall Fest!


Join us for a Vera Bradley/Coach Bingo, Saturday Nov 16th. Doors open at 5:30pm. Games begin at 7:00pm. Concessions, specials, and more! Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Contact Terry at 301.447.3161 to purchase. *This replaces the Kids Bingo previously scheduled* VIEW FLIER

Breakfast with Santa and Christmas Bazaar • Sat, Dec 7, 2019 • 8am-Noon

We're looking for vendors for our Christmas Bazaar! Download a form and return to the school with payment. Contact Amber for more details.

Toys for Tommy Christmas Toy Drive

Christmas toys and tree flier Toys for Tommy toy drive service projectOctober 28-November 1

Tommy Laudani was an alum (MSS’14) who passed away last winter from a rare cancer. In his memory and in collaboration with Delone Catholic HS, we are collecting new toys and books for the pediatric patients at Johns Hopkins.

Please help us make Christmas a little brighter for these families! Bring your new, unwrapped toy or book to the box in the atrium for collection.

Any questions? Contact Jen at 301.447.3165 or


PreK 3 Survey - Last Week

We’re exploring the possibility of adding a Pre-K 3 program at MSS. If you have a child (or children) age 3 or younger, would you mind taking a few minutes to help us out in gauging interest and feasibility? Take our survey:

Penny Power Week - UPDATE


WHOA - Did you guys bring in the BACON! Thanks to your generous spirit, we raised over $9000 for our technology program! The funds raised will go toward purchasing coding robots for every grade level and to upgrade our 1:1 computing program.  We are still counting community donations, so a final total will be released later this week.

Congratulations to our  winners:

BIG PIG (Out of uniform, pizza party, trophy): Mrs. Beard, $1707.20
Porky Pig (Out of uniform, popsicle party): Mrs. Marr, 187 lbs
Piglet Unit Prizes (Out of uniform): Sister Margaret Ann, $1047.08; Ms. Warthen, $1009.21; Mrs. Hinesley, $1281.79.


polar bear on iceberg with scholastic arctic book fair graphic and snow falling“Snow Much to Read” at the Book Fair!

November 4-8, 2019

Shopping hours:
Mon– Thu, 8am-4pm; Fri 8am-12pm | Family Night - Wed, Nov. 6, 4-6pm

We are looking for volunteers to help us during the fair! Sign up HERE!

Can't make it to the fair? Maybe grandma and grandpa want to purchase books for Christmas? No problem! Just shop our book fair ONLINE from Oct 29-Nov 11. Pay online and books ship directly home, while MSS receives the extra credit!

A Treat from Ms. Kilty

Students may come to school on Halloween (Thursday) out of uniform. NO COSTUMES (except PreK). Happy Halloween!

All Saints Day Mass

Friday, Nov 1 • 10:00am

Join us in celebrating this special day in honoring the Saints! Held at MSS.

Take-a-Tour Tuesday

November 5, 2019 • 9:00a-1:00p

Spread the word! Invite your family and friends to come see our excellence in action. Current families receive a $200 tuition credit upon enrollment of any families they refer to us.

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